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“So I a little bit of a dead weight and not very helpful. This newcomer to Call the Midwife also arrives from the Order’s mother house, and has been described as a “jump-in kind of person” who is already familiar with the East End. She orders Sister Mary Cynthia to return to the mother house, before being informed of her sexual assault. He is a widower and father to Timothy and does his best to juggle the demands of being a single parent with his responsibilities as a doctor. She is also very close to her roommate, Barbara, and serves as something of a surrogate mother figure to her much younger colleague. Originally from Jamaica, Lucille left her family behind and travelled alone to England in 1960 to train as a nurse, becoming the first West Indian midwife ever to join Nonnatus House. She is the most educated of the nuns and tutors the other nurses whilst providing administrative assistance to Sister Julienne, sometimes covering as her deputy. These days they have a new lease of life after adding Reggie to the family. Furthermore, the deprivation of the East End is a huge culture shock for the young woman who has enjoyed a privileged upbringing in the home countiesand spent time in Paris before training as a nurse. Sister Bernadette, as she is first known, is Scottish and in her early 30s—the closest in age to Jenny and the other lay midwives. She is very close to Sister Julienne, to whom she often serves as a sounding board. But she’s back in Poplar for series eight, arriving just in time for Christmas. Max MacMillan has grown up on the show: his character was only 11 years old when he joined. Trixie Franklin. Who is Reggie Jackson? She attended a girl’s catholic boarding school, worked and lived in the East End during the Blitz in the WAAFS but has not been back for 20 years and is surprised at the multicultural and geographical changes to the area. In addition to her nursing duties, she helped teach Sunday school at the local church. Growing up in poverty has toughened her up, making her a very comical character in the show. She’s from up North. Unfortunately for Sister Frances, her lack of experience does make her a liability when she arrives at Nonnatus House. She becomes engaged to Dr Turner, who has also fallen in love with her. What else has Jennifer Kirby been in? As a child actress she appeared on stage in The Lion King and Annie. Who is Sister Winifred? Prior to the events of the series, she happily served as cover for a gay medical student, providing him the appearance of propriety. Dr Turner is Poplar's local physician, as well as being the GP to all the midwives and nuns. In the 2014 Christmas Special, Cynthia decides to become a postulant and leaves Nonnatus House for six months of training, promising Trixie and Patsy that she will return. Call the Midwife is a BBC period drama series about a group of nurse midwives working in the East End of London in the late 1950s and 1960s. She has a habit of devouring all the cakes, leading everyone to try to hide them from her. Sister Winifred arrives at Nonnatus House at the beginning of Series 3. Who is Nurse Valerie Dyer? Following her father's death Patsy seemed to drop all correspondence with Delia, and it looked like she wouldn't return to Nonnatus House, but she came back to London on the day of Tom and Barbara's wedding. Her first appearance was when Delia was in hospital with was the series finale of Series 4, she was also seen in 1960 Christmas special, Series 5, Episode 1 and the series finale of Series 5. Throughout the series, she grows in confidence and makes friends with her fellow nurses. Cynthia is the most sensitive of the young midwives, and gets very emotionally involved with some of her patients. She has also appeared in the TV series Genius, but is a relative newcomer to the acting world, having graduated from drama school in 2017. In the sixth series, after her return from Africa, Sister Julienne becomes deputy sister-in-charge to Sister Ursula. Phyllis is a veteran nurse who also arrives at Nonnatus House in mid-1960. Innocent and warm-hearted, she was initially shocked by Poplar but grew in confidence. She has just made her debut in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, playing the magical Bunty, and will be leaving Nonnatus House behind to continue in that role. When a turn of events leads to them delivering a baby, they grow close. For just £25 enjoy a tasting trio and learn from a Laithwaite's wine expert! Fans of Call The Midwife will be thrilled to know filming has resumed on series 10, after being halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She went to London to escape her forbidden love to a married man, Gerald. After her death, he travels to New Guinea to work as a missionary with his father in law. She joined the order in July, 1948. She is highly respected by her team of midwives. Valerie first appears following an explosion in Episode 2 of Series 6 coming to the aid of Shelagh following a fire in the docks. Handyman Fred is always a friendly face to see around Nonnatus House. Discovering that Barbara is going out with Tom gave her quite a shock and she finds it very difficult to accept, but after a talk with Tom and Barbara she finally accepts that she can no longer hold on to Tom and must let him go. When it's linked to with birth deformities of the kind observed in recent months, she says she is as guilty as Patrick because she supported the drug being prescribed. Later, she is suspected of stealing a ring, a bracelet and a pearl necklace, which were discovered by Jenny Lee; Sister Monica Joan then went to hide them in her knitting bag and they were found by Sister Evangelina and who called the constable. Having quit Hollywood in the 1990s, she moved home to Britain and appeared in The Railway Children again – this time as the mother. She returns to Poplar a few months later as she stays on at the clinic returning via the Mother House, when it's realised that Sister Mary Cynthia has gone missing. She is accepted and she and Peter move to Africa for six months. Sister Monica Joan somehow recognises Valerie as having been a baby whom she delivered. They are a group of seven Anglican sisters from the Community of Saint John the Divine. Driving back from a successful delivery, Phyllis knocks over one of the family's other children with her car and is left devastated by the possible consequences. For the last three years, Agutter has played Sister Julienne in Call the Midwife, the BBC’s hit drama about an order of midwives and nuns in a nursing convent in postwar east-end London. and The Railway Children – which became a classic movie. Jimmy is an old friend of Jenny's. Sister Frances attended the local grammar school and then went directly onto her Nursing/Midwifery course on leaving. Sister Evangelina knows a lot about the poverty and hardships in Poplar and often shares her insights with the young midwives. She is seen to be close to Cynthia since she joined the order. She has a very brisk manner but later reveals that at the age of nine that she and her mother and sister were sent to a Japanese war camp, and that she was the only one to survive of the three of them. More recently she’s appeared in The Halcyon, The Village and Doc Martin. Believing she has accepted a job with a small private hospital, she is somewhat surprised to find she's moving into a convent. However, the production has always taken the time to make the show more progressive than the tone suggests. By necessity, Sister Julienne conceals an iron fist in a velvet glove, managing both her charges and fellow sisters with a combination of tact, compassion, and no-nonsense advice. Desperate to be of service and feel useful, she is given make-work tasks to keep her occupied, such as rolling bandages (which the nurses secretly unrolled beforehand). But their engagement breaks down when Trixie discovers that Tom has a placement in a slum in Newcastle, an industrial city in North East England. I recently came an article from 2012 with the real-life nuns that have served as consultants to the show Call the Midwife. She eventually succeeds on the second attempt. When Trixie returns to Poplar from South Africa, it is realised that Sister Mary Cynthia has gone missing from the Mother House. However, she suffers complications and is taken ill during an inspection of the maternity home and rushed to hospital fearing a miscarriage, forcing Barbara and Phyllis to take over the running of the surgery. In the final episode of Series 1, after recovering from pneumonia, she is arrested for stealing trinkets from the market: some ribbons, a handkerchief, a china robin and several other things. What else has Annabelle Apsion been in? He is very smart and tall and goes to the local grammar school. Worth's memoir is actually a trilogy of books. “She was in the WAAF during the war so I think that probably led to some of those decisions because by the end of the war she had joined and obviously during the war you see some horrendous things. He says in Series 4 (set in 1960) that he has been struggling with the building's boiler for 15 years. They were married in a hurried wedding at the end of Series 6, after Barbara learned that her father has accepted a three year missionary posting in New Guinea. She is deeply involved in the local community, organising events for Poplar’s young families and always trying to help out in the neighbourhood. Val is a Poplar native and grew up in the East End. Who is Violet Buckle? Her steadfast, compassionate guidance makes her an anchor for her colleagues and in a very real way, it is she who holds the inhabitants of Nonnatus House together. Sister Ursula arrives to replace Sister Julienne when she went to South Africa, as the new sister-in-charge in 1962. She was born to a 16-year-old mother, and was put up for adoption after birth, when the Turners adopted her. The series is written and created by his niece Daisy and nephew Charlie Cooper and also stars his brother Paul, so it’s a real family affair. EastEnders fans will recognise Cliff Parisi as Rick “Minty” Peterson, a role he held for eight years. While she was educated and middle class, she was surprisingly in tune with the needs of the community she serves, having grown up the daughter of a Canon serving in an impoverished area of Liverpool. She is an experienced midwife.[5]. Annabelle Apsion is better known as Monica Gallagher from Shameless, or as Joy Wilton from Soldier Soldier. Monica Joan was one of the first women to qualify as a midwife in Britain. His other credits include Doctor Who, Outnumbered and Inside No 9. What else has Miriam Margolyes been in? Sister Frances is a young nun who has only recently joined the Order as a “postulant” – i.e., when we meet her she is seeking admission into the nuns’ religious order. She’s an innocent really. Delia's mother confirmed in Episode 5.1 that the nurses' home was operated by the London Hospital until its demolition in late 1960 or early 1961. She sometimes expresses prudishness, such as when Nurse Dyer asked for her assistance with a sex education class, but she ultimately shows tolerance for the changing times and environment. Jennifer Kirby made her TV breakthrough in Call the Midwife, but she also had an impressive stage career with the Royal Shakespeare Company before joining the BBC1 drama. Tom asked her to marry him while they are out in South Africa after consulting with his former fiancée Trixie. She has also picked up a Bafta for playing Jill Mason in the 1977 film Equus. In Series 5 she began a romantic relationship with Tom Hereward after they become close while working together in the parish. Dr Turner and Sister Julienne work to get her discharged into their care, and send her to a community for mental health care. Mrs. Busby is the mother of Delia Busby. While in the next series the Turners go on holiday with a locum, who puts a mother in danger. At the end of Series 3, she meets Phillip Worth (her future husband), the cousin of an expectant mother for whom she is caring and begins a relationship with him. Later Trixie believes he's seeing another woman after he cancels a number of dates, but he tells her he has been looking after his daughter from a previous marriage. She is tall elegant and favours slightly tailored clothes and becoming the first midwife to wear trousers. [3] In the evenings, he volunteers as a scout leader and as a deputy party leader[4] in charge of the neighbourhood Civil Defence Corps squad. Shelagh also feels guilty after thalidomide is prescribed for women suffering from morning sickness. One scene shows Sister Bernadette looking in on the midwives' room while they are drinking and gossiping, but then the door closes; it is a life that cannot be opened to her while she remains a nun. She left Nonnatus house in Series 8 after finding her new calling at the motherhouse, working with the children at the orphanage. One of the UK's earliest registered nurses, and the last surviving founder of Nonnatus House, Sister Monica Joan (whose birth name was Antonia Keville) retired from practice prior to the events of the series. She is caring but no-nonsense to her patients and is encouraging at hopeless times. In Episode 4, she becomes a midwife at the Nonnatus House. In Series 2, he follows Chummy to Sierra Leone while she fulfills her desire to be a missionary. Our old favourites are back – with a collection of new nuns and midwives also joining Call the Midwife for series eight. She reverts to her birth name Cynthia. What else has Judy Parfitt been in? The 82-year-old has been in Call The Midwife since the first time she opened the doors of Nonnatus House to welcome us inside. The actress first rose to attention in Stephen Fry’s film Bright Young Things. She and Sister Frances are sent to become midwives at the understaffed Nonnatus House. Her pre-order name was Louise. They are married in a hurried wedding at the end of Series 6, when Barbara learns that her father has accepted a three year missionary posting in New Guinea, so he can marry them. Phyllis is very close to some of the younger midwives, especially Trixie. She also had a previous husband called Bert who was killed in the war like Fred's deceased wife. By the end of Series 4 Fred proposes to Violet—and, after dealing with his clingy daughter Marlene, he and Violet marry. By the end of Series 1, after a string of dates she marries Police Constable Peter Noakes. Who is Sister Hilda? It is revealed in the Series 5 finale that Patsy and Delia are going to Paris together in spring 1962. She studied nursing and midwifery for four years in England before joining Nonnatus. 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